- Size (LWH): 4.29 inches, 2.36 inches, 0.53 inches
- Weight: 3.84 ounces
- Network Compatibility: GSM
BlackBerry Curve 8900, Black (T-Mobile)
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- Access all your e-mail and messaging with the sleekest, lightest, thinnest full-QWERTY keyboard BlackBerry yet featuring a high-resolution 480 x 360-pixel LCD screen
- Wi-Fi connectivity for Web browsing and access to T-Mobile's Hotspot Enabled unlimited calling service
- 3.2-megapixel digital camera with flash and video capture; Bluetooth for hands-free communication and stereo music streaming; microSD memory expansion up to 16 GB
- Up to 5.5 hours of talk time, up to 360 hours (15 days) of standby time
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, wired hands-free stereo headset, 256 MB microSD card, BlackBerry Desktop software, quick start guide
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With its stunning titanium-colored finish and chrome highlights, the sleek and slender design of the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone dresses it for any occasion (see larger image). Check out the Curve 8900 101 video demo.
T-Mobile Service Options
With T-Mobile HotSpot Enabled service, you'll effortlessly transition between Wi-Fi calling and T-Mobile's wireless network while you talk. You can get unlimited nationwide calls over Wi-Fi--at home via your wireless router or at any U.S. T-Mobile HotSpot. You can also use the HotSpot Enabled service via most open, or unsecured, wireless routers, as well as any secured wireless router for which you have access to the password from the owner. This phone is compatible with the 802.11b/g Wi-Fi standard as well as the following Wi-Fi Alliance certifications: WPA/WPA2 Personal and Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Whenever you're not using a Wi-Fi network, the Curve works just like a regular mobile phone, using your Whenever Minutes under your T-Mobile voice plan.
Additionally, this mobile phone operates on GSM 850/900/1800/1900 networks and can handle high-speed data connectivity via T-Mobile's EDGE network (which stands for "Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution"). As a quad-band world phone, this phone supports international roaming, extending the ability to stay connected while traveling abroad. This high-speed, mobile data and Internet access technology is fast enough to support a wide range of advanced data services (with average data speeds between 75-135Kbps), including full picture and video messaging, high-speed color Internet access, and e-mail on the go.
Download cool new games, HiFi Ringers (real songs by today's hottest artists), MegaTones (instrumental versions of songs), and wallpapers quickly, as well as stay connected via the Web, instant messaging, and e-mail.
The Curve 8900 includes Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth stereo music streaming, GPS navigation capabilities, microSD expansion to 16 GB, and more (see larger image).
With BlackBerry's push e-mail technology, your e-mail will find you without having to initiate a connection. BlackBerry devices are designed to remain on and continuously connected to the wireless network, notifying you as new e-mail arrives. In addition to the text, you can also receive and view attachments in a wide range of popular file formats, including Microsoft Office, Corel WordPerfect, and Adobe PDF.
Browse the web with the integrated, full-featured browser, which quickly and efficiently displays HTML pages as well as enables you to set up RSS feeds to stay connected to up-to-the-minute news and blog posts. And keep up with your contacts using a variety of instant message (IM) networks, including the integrated Blackberry Messenger as well as downloadable clients for Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, and Lotus Sametime.
For corporate users, the Curve delivers all the enterprise e-mail and messaging capabilities you've come to expect. It's supported on BlackBerry Internet Service, giving you access to up to 10 work or personal e-mail accounts (including most popular ISP e-mail accounts), as well as BlackBerry Enterprise Server, enabling advanced security and IT administration within IBM Lotus Domino, Microsoft Exchange and Novell GroupWise environments.
With a refined design, the BlackBerry Curve 8900 smartphone supports both your professional and personal mobile communication needs to help you enjoy a more organized, balanced life. In addition to a sleek, stylish design, the powerful new smartphone includes a large, vivid display--the highest resolution available on a BlackBerry smartphone--as well as a 512 MHz next-generation processor for fast and responsive performance.
You can snap vivid photos as well as video clips using the 3.2-megapixel camera on the back of the Curve, which also features a 2x digital zoom, auto focus, image stabilization, and a flash. Transfer pictures and videos between your smartphone and your desktop computer easily using the USB cable that comes with the smartphone, or via Bluetooth technology.
You can also capture video clips on the go, with two resolution choices--480 x 352 pixels for saving to your PC and 176 x 144 pixels for sending via MMS messaging. In addition to recording videos, the Curve 8900 also supports mobile video streaming as well as videos saved from your PC. It's compatible with DivX, XviD (MPEG4 Advance Simple Profile), H.263, and WMV3 formats.
Listen to your favorite music using the included stereo headset, or use an optional wireless headphone thanks to the Curve's support for the Bluetooth stereo audio profile (A2DP/AVRCP). The Curve is compatible with a wide variety of file formats (.3gp, WAV, MIDI, AMR-NB, G711u/A, GSM610, PCM, MP3, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA9/10 Standard/Pro) and dedicated volume controls are conveniently located on the side of the handset.
Handsfree communication is easy thanks to the integrated speakerphone. This phone also provides Bluetooth wireless connectivity (version 2.0 + EDR), and includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and file transfer. You can connect your laptop (either via Bluetooth or wired USB) and enjoy dial-up networking--surf the Internet, send e-mail, and access files from a server.
With the Voice-Activated Dialing (VAD) feature, you can initiate a call just by telling the Curve who to call from your contact list--either via the integrated speakerphone or using an optional Bluetooth wireless headset. Other advanced phone features include advanced sound technology that cancels out background noise and echo, dedicated volume and mute keys, and the ability to customize the Curve with polyphonic and MP3 ringtones.
Capture high-resolution photos and videos with the 3.2-megapixel camera on the back.
The easier a map is to read, the easier it is to follow. Together with BlackBerry Maps, the crisp, colorful screen of the Curve 8900 is designed to make it easier to find the location of businesses, restaurants, concert venues, parks and more by allowing you to check maps and get driving directions quickly and conveniently. When you're connected to the network, you can even launch maps from your address book. BlackBerry Maps is also designed to help make trips easier by providing route options like fastest or shortest and displaying directions visually along with text-based turn-by-turn instructions.
Whether your instant messaging (IM) account is with Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AOL Instant Messenger, ICQ or Windows Live Messenger, you can bring your IM community wherever life takes you. Like the desktop versions, these programs offer features like avatars and emoticons. And, because BlackBerry applications work together, you can also start an IM chat from your address book, call or e-mail an IM contact while chatting or even check your calendar right from a chat.
Other features include:
- Easily synch with Microsoft Outlook: Stay in synch with your Contacts, Calendar, and Tasks in Microsoft Outlook
- Edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files: Just download attachments and start typing. Youll enjoy many of the same features you do on your computer--copy and paste, font size and color, even bullets and numbering and more.
- Remote Search: If you prefer not to carry all your e-mail on your Curve 8900 smartphone, Remote Search can be used to find e-mails that are still stored on your BlackBerry Enterprise Server using name, subject and other options to narrow the field.
- BlackBerry Media Sync: Sync your desktop iTunes music files with your BlackBerry smartphone.
- Free/Busy Lookup: View your colleagues calendars to see whos available at what time right from your BlackBerry smartphone.
- RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds support: With RSS, you dont need to check important websites for updates, new content can be pushed to you automatically.
- Send and receive text and picture messages (SMS and MMS)
- Bluetooth version 2.0 + EDR with the following profiles: A2DP (stereo music streaming), AVRC (remote control), HFP (hands-free car kits), HSP (communication headsets), DUN (dial-up networking), FTP (file transfer), PBA (transfer contacts)
The Blackberry Curve 8900 weighs 3.9 ounces and measures 2.4 x 4.3 x 0.5 inches. Its 1400 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.5 hours of talk time, and up to 360 hours (15 days) of standby time. It runs on the 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE frequencies.
Top Customer Reviews
When the Iphone came along I bought it as soon as I could (Leaving Tmoble to do so), and I loved it. Still do actually. I don't understand how many people say things like "the iphone sucks". Really? What does it take to please some people? Some flaws, sure, but finally there was a phone that not only was designed FOR mac users, but also raised the bar for all the other companies. Many of the coolest features on other phones are a response to the iphone.
With ATT my phone bills went up on average 40%, and the customer care was horrible. They suffered a bit from the "you're on contract so what you gonna do" syndrome. That coupled with the fact that as a Mac User there weren't a ton of smart phone options, so I was stuck.
Then I found the Curve 8900!
With all the New Blackberry's there is finally some real competition, which is a good thing for Mac users. It finally seems like other companies realized that MAC people are some of the largest and most loyal consumers of electronics, and it doesn't take much to make us feel included. I couldn't use the CD that came with the phone on my computer, but I just hopped on the web and did some downloads and now I can use all the features on my Macbook, including itunes syncing and photos. Which is great because the camera is awesome. The only thing is you need the newest OS on your mac to use the software from the website, but if you don't have that you can also download Pocketmac, which works pretty well.Read more ›
[Updated March 2, 2009]
I was able to purchase this phone about a week before its official release. I was excited that I could get my hands on a piece of equipment before it was available to the general public. I had high expectations on this product due to all of the hype surrounding its United States release. I believe the phone was already available in Europe and Canada since late last year. It is known as the Javelin outside of the US. In addition to the 8900, I was also purchased the 8320. I guess I can give a preliminary comparison of the two, although the 8320 is not primarily used by me. It was given to someone else as a gift. But I have played around with it for a bit. Before going into the details, I have to say that the phone call quality is good. But that all depends on your coverage area with T-Mobile. You can check your coverage here:[...] . It's been a month and I haven't had a drop call yet. With Sprint/Nextel, drop calls were the norm.
1. Noticeably smaller and slimmer than any of the current BlackBerrys (BB). It is lighter than the 8320 but I didn't feel a big difference
2. The screen is super sharp and detailed. It sports a 480x360 (4:3) screen. I believe the BB Bold and iPhone is 480x320. Even though the screen is much smaller than its competitors, its bright and very detailed. It includes a one minute video clip of a John Mayer concert to show off its display qualities.
3. The processor is noticeably quicker than the 8320. With the 8320, you have to wait a second or two longer for just browsing the phone's numerous menus and applications.
4. The numbers are highlighted in red and not that flashy black/white style found in other BBs.Read more ›
My main grip about this unit is the tiny key pad for texting. I'm not a freak of nature, but I do have fairly large hands. For me, this unit was just WAY to difficult to text on. I was told to use my finger nails by a TMobile salesperson. I'm a guy... I don't have nails.
My other complaint is the image size for web page viewing. You have the option to use a magnifying glass to 'zoom' in while on the web, but it takes awhile and you have to use it just about every time. Just so you know, I'm in my early 40's but scored 20/20 on my last vision exam about a year ago. I don't think my eyes have gone that quickly. And as long as we're on the topic of web browsing, I'm just not a fan of the abbreviated page views. I prefer full web browsing features like I would get on my laptop and/or iPhone.
Finally, no 3G and most of the downloadable applications are fee based. I don't get why TMobile would exclude this phone from accessing their new 3G network.
Pros: Quick email access, high-definition display, very decent audio/media playback, you can upgrade to 16gb of storage, it's a BB.
Since I'm a TMobile customer, I traded my BB 8900 in for the G1 and I love it. Much easier for me to type/text on and I have full web page browsing on the 3G network.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had this phone for about a year and experienced the same problems described by other disatisfied users on here (Low memory, long waits for text or menu navigation to catch up,... Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by Bill Bullock
I am trading this phone in for an IPhone as soon as my contract runs out. This phone takes excellent photos, has a sharp crisp screen. Read morePublished on April 19, 2010 by Jani
After my faithful reliable Razr gave up the ghost, I ordered this one. Immediately I hated it. Perhaps the most maddening is the graphics. Read morePublished on January 11, 2010 by Moonpie
We purchased the phone and plan through T-Mobile, within the time period of the activiation fee waiver (special offer through Amazon). Read morePublished on December 14, 2009 by C. Salmoni
Do not buy your cell phone through Amazon. It is not worth the wasted time and aggravation.
Two years ago I purchased a T-Mobile Blackberry through Amazon. Read more
I wanted to write a review for this phone because there are some misleadingly stelar reviews out there. Read morePublished on November 13, 2009 by Amazon Customer
I purchased mine from Costco in June $49.99 with contract. For about a month everything was great, then the the back shell of the phone started getting lose. Read morePublished on November 8, 2009 by BHamazon